Our consultation begins with a phone call or via email on my contact form. We start by exploring which styles of portraiture you feel will complement your family and the appropriate sizing and materials we will use.
This is also where I will explain what I will need visually to begin my drafting process. This usually includes high resolution photos, videos and stories about your family's history and core values.
I spend hours getting to know each child and their families through photos, videos, stories, and in special cases, meeting the children themselves to discover 'their story'.
I use a combination of traditional art techniques including watercolor, sketching, or print making. I then take all of the traditional art elements and remix them using modern digital effects and collage technique where applicable.
Portraits take between 4-6 weeks unless we've decided on an oversized portraiture or there are multiple family members.
The final portrait will be delivered by mail or in person where this service is possible. High quality archival papers are used for all portraits and do not include any framing. You will also receive all drafting proofs that I have painted or drawn while creating your custom portrait.
Give The Gift of a Legacy.
GIFT VOUCHERS ARE PRINTED AT THE STUDIO AND SHIPPED TO YOUR DOOR.
I offer a range of portrait styles that will work within everyone’s budget. Mini charcoal portraits start at just $75 with ready to hang wall art options beginning at $300. These beautiful archival portraits will be a gorgeous legacy for many generations to come.
Another popular option is using your portrait for birth and baptism announcements. I work with a wonderful printer who will create a truly unique and gush worthy announcement.
This was not just a traditional portrait of a child's likeness. These portraits were something new, something modern and yet still something ultimately timeless...now, this was exciting!
"Brodie Schmidtke is an amazing artist. She captured my daughter and that moment in our lives, perfectly (twice!)."
"Our canvas was a gift and we were absolutely blown away! I'm a photographer and love to have pictures of my kids and family, this portrait takes a photo and makes a masterpiece.
Brodie was able to encapsulate all that is our little boy in the portrait and we love it. It's like he's still that sweet little baby smiling at us as we pass by it hanging in our hallway.
I look at it over a 100 times a day and it still takes my breath away. I can't wait to get another one done of our daughter as well!
"Brodie's ability to capture the true spirit of a child is spellbinding. She's a visionary with unparalleled sensitivity and nature's grace flowing from deep within onto all she creates."